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Technology Risk Management: The Need For Change

Technology Insights


MAY 2019

In as little as two years, companies we've identified as leaders in robotic process automation (RPA) will be using bots in virtually every function within their organization. Read up on the latest in our 2019 Robotic Process Automation Survey.

New Thought Leadership: Taking RPA to the Next Level

How companies are using robotic process automation to beat competition

Companies across all industries are pumping resources into robotic process automation (RPA). In as little as two years, RPA leaders — those companies we’ve identified as already ahead of the curve — will be using bots in virtually every function within their organizations.

To help executives make the most of this fast-growing technology, Protiviti partnered with ESI ThoughtLab to survey 450 companies across various regions, industries and sizes to understand the differences between the practices of RPA leaders and organizations that are less advanced. Our research highlights the most effective best practices and powerful lessons learned from those adopting RPA.

New Study: Vendor Risk Management Benchmark

The Shared Assessments Program and Protiviti examine the maturity of vendor risk management practices

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” This famous defense of the status quo was popularized in 1977 by Bert Lance, a Georgia banker and director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget under President Jimmy Carter.

It is apt that such wisdom would come from a banker, especially one who served, albeit briefly, as America’s chief financial officer (CFO). Anyone who has ever wrestled with trying to derive insights from disparate accounting and production systems through the collection, reconciliation and compilation of data on any significant scale can attest to the disruption involved when trying to change things.

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On the Blog...

Update on 2019 Privacy Legislation

By: Paul Laurent
As legislative sessions came to a close around the United States late last month, a number of proposed state laws around privacy currently in flight failed to move out of their house of origination in Nevada, New York, New Mexico and Hawaii. This effectively ends their entry into the 2019 legislative session, with just a miniscule chance for being reintroduced by mechanical measures such as a tack-on budget amendment.

The Digital Enterprise Requires GRC 12 – Why It’s Time to Upgrade

By: Jay Gohil

According to the recent survey conducted by North Carolina State University’s ERM Initiative and Protiviti (2019 Executive Perspectives on Top Risks), C-suite executives and board members continue to view cyberthreats as a top risk behind the risks of competing against “born digital” firms, retaining top talent and regulatory changes. Additionally, these leaders continue to view identity management and information security as a top-ten risk.

SAP Cloud Identity Access Governance: What’s Going On at SAPinsider

By: Roger Zhang
During the 2019 conference, I talked with a number of customers who were unsure how SAP Cloud Identity Access Governance (IAG) fits within the bigger picture. Does it replace SAP GRC Access Controls? What if you are currently on GRC Access Controls 10.1 or 12.0? Do I need both GRC AC and IAG? In this blog post, I will address some of the confusion and talk through some of the major considerations with SAP IAG.



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